You Lose Weight, Your Pants Are Loose

The Difference Between Lose and Loose is my pet peeve: People who profess to be experts in weight loss but they say “weight loose.” OMG, it about kills me.

Here’s an easy way to remember. You lose something, your pants are loose. I mean, really now. That’s a big difference and were talking just a basic word, not rocket science. If you can’t seem to remember, use “lose” because how often are you talking about your pants anyway?

Lose has one O. You lose weight.

Loose has two Os. Your rings are loose, but they aren’t lose because that makes no sense. Phonetically loose is the “ew” sound, “Ew! They killed that rat right in the street!” Say it with me now, “L o o s e.” Loose rhymes with goose and moose and that’s about all I can think of right now.

Lose has one O. You only want to lose one O, and you end up with lose. Neat and tidy. I want to lose that extra O, so I say, “I want to lose weight without gaining it back.” What do you say? Can you just ditch that extra O?

Say it with me, “I lose weight.” Lose, lose, lose. It’s the “OU” sound, as in Lou’s. Oh, crap! There’s another way to spell it. English sucks sometimes.

Lose: lose weight
Loose: loose pants, loose rings, loose women
Lou’s: The guy upstairs who has a car that is always parked in your space. That is Lou’s car.

One O. Just limit yourself to one O from now on and you’ll save the world from the travesty of those seeking to “loose weight” forever more, and ignore Lou. Thank you Great Grammar God. Amen.

Loose pants get lost

Grammarly says …

Why the Grammarly Blog has written a post on this exact subject called Loose vs Lose. Bravo Grammarly.

It’s Lose Weight Not Loose!

You Have Loose Change, You Lose Weight
If I read one more book or website that misspells loose for lose I think I’ll scream. I realize English can be a difficult lanugage but this is not one of those times.

Loose or Lose: Which is which?

The word “loose” means it is not tight, it is loose. You can loosen a tie, your belt can be too loose.

Lose means to misplace or let go of something. You lose your car keys. You lose weight, you lose your patience with people who can’t get their words straight. The word when associated with weight is LOSE. You lose weight, you don’t loose weight – to loose weight would mean … what? I don’t know. It doesn’t make sense. Using loose instead of lose sounds like Ricky Ricardo saying, “Looo-seeeey, I’m home!”

Every time I see the word “loose” in place of “lose” I go a little more insane, and this isn’t a good thing. This has become a joke in my family so now we say, “I loosed a little weight this week,” and laugh like idiots.